Public Meeting for Roadwork Between Jacksonport & Baileys Harbor

The Door County Highway Department has scheduled a public involvement meeting for Wednesday, May 3rd at 5PM at the Jacksonport Town Hall. The meeting for residents in the towns of Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor will include a short presentation on the resurfacing project for County A, from County V to County E, a distance of about five miles. Discussion will focus on the roadway improvements … Continue reading

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Munson Repowered With Diesel at Bay Shipbuilding

A ceremony to celebrate the repowering of the 768-foot bulk carrier, “John G. Munson” was Held last Thursday at Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay. The vessel built in 1952 at Manitowoc Shipbuilding is now running with diesel-powered engines, rather than a steam turbine system. Diesel engines were selected because they are more efficient, less costly, do not require a large “round the clock” watch team … Continue reading

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Growing Older in Door County Report May 9th

A final report on “Growing Older in Door County” will be released by the Door County Community Foundation on Tuesday, May 9th at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. “Discuss Door County” is the banner under which the foundation listens to the community. Throughout 2016, the community gathered together to share its aspirations and visions as we grow older. The final report is … Continue reading

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Clerk of Court Records Are Now Paperless

There was a day when records in the office of the Door County Clerk of Court could be found in large books kept on shelves in the office. Those books are still available, but, more and more, present-day records are found in cyber space. Connie DeFere, Door County Clerk of Circuit Court, says the pace to move to “paperless records” has picked up in recent … Continue reading

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Hickory Street Road Work Continues in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchik has issued a progress report on the West Hickory Street road project. Shefchik says the project is moving along at a good pace. He says the contractor finished all of the utility installations and will begin removing any concrete scheduled for replacement. On Monday, the concrete replacement will begin with the work expected to be completed by the end … Continue reading

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Hand Grenade Found in Cookie Jar in Institute

We’ve all heard the expression, “caught with your hand in the cookie jar,” but how about having a hand grenade in the cookie jar? A northern Door County woman found that out earlier this month in Institute. The woman told investigators that the cookie jar was part of a number of items that were on the side of the road at a home near Sevastopol … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Selects New City Administrator

Fred Schnook has been selected as the next Kewaunee City Administrator. Schnook has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is working on his PHD in Urban Affairs. Schnook has served as executive director of several organizations and previously served as the Mayor of Ashland, Wisconsin. Schnook will begin his duties as Kewaunee City Administrator May 1st. He will shadow Interim City Administrator Art Osten … Continue reading

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Eileen Bohn Speaker Series Begins Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Door County begins its new Eileen Bohn Speaker Series with a program featuring the Executive Director of the United Way of Wisconsin on Saturday morning. The event will be held, from 9AM TO 12PM, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. When Eileen Bohn died in June of last year, her family made a generous donation to the local league … Continue reading

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Special Counsel Approved for Waterfront High Water Mark Process

The City of Sturgeon Bay will hire a special legal counsel to guide the city through the declaratory ruling process of the Department of Natural Resources in connection with the ordinary high water mark for a parcel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. On a vote of four to three, with Mayor Thad Birmingham breaking a three to three tie, the council Tuesday agreed to … Continue reading

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DNR Preliminary Ruling Says Hotel Site is Above High Water Mark

Based on a preliminary determination made by the Department of Natural Resources, a hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is a distinct possibility, but development of the former grain elevator on the parcel is not. Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says that assessment is based on correspondence received last week from the DNR. VanLieshout says the letter was in response to the city’s … Continue reading

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